01/31/08 89 W - + 15 - 11 Car 198 > Car 20

The Raleigh Fire Department fire investigation unit has a new number. Car 198 became Car 20 yesterday. The second investigation vehicle, also at Station 9, is numbered Car 21. So where did the number Car 198 come from? As the story goes, Fire Prevention units were once numbered in the 90s. Car 91, Car 92, etc. Fire Prevention also performed investigations. When Fire Prevention added another unit after Car 99, the numbers were simply repeated but with a "1" in front. Thus the now-familiar Car 195 (fire education) and Car 198 (fire investigation). Or so the story goes.

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